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Eise Eisinga Planetarium

Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker, The Netherlands
+31 517 393 070
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This was the most memorable stop during our month long trip. We very impressed by the fact that a... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2015
oregon coast
via mobile
The eldest working Planetarium in the world1

During summer, the time admitted in the room where the planetarium is, is too short. Further, the... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2015
Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands
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Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker, The Netherlands
+31 517 393 070

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Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

This was the most memorable stop during our month long trip. We very impressed by the fact that a regular guy could do this kind of thing- mind blowing.

4  Thank sealrocker
Reviewed September 3, 2015

During summer, the time admitted in the room where the planetarium is, is too short. Further, the museum gives a nice overview of the work of the man and of science involving space in history. It's quite small, but that can be an advantage too.

2  Thank Meinder
Reviewed July 28, 2015

A visit here will probably only take an hour but it is well worth it. The cafe is also fantastic - a great spot for lunch or a coffee

2  Thank Zoe M
Reviewed July 27, 2015

I love astronomy and star/planet gazing, so I had to go to the oldest functioning planetarium in the world! Well, it is more of an orrery than a planetarium based on today's definitions. It's not huge and breathtaking if that's what you're looking for, but...More

2  Thank Joel W
Reviewed July 17, 2015

The place to go when in Franeker. It is a small but charming museum about Eise Eisinga's educational work.

1  Thank altenwedel
Reviewed June 25, 2015

it's not a very big museum but I did find it impressive. The planetarium itself build in the ceiling of a well preserved late 18th century family home but also the exhibition about other locals turning their hand to maths or instrument building with little...More

1  Thank wijnands
Reviewed May 20, 2015

The worlds oldest working planetarium dated 1774 when Eise started to build this model of the solar system on the ceiling of his sitting room. It took him 7 years and it is a genuine working model. It shows the date, the week, the year,...More

2  Thank Penny B
Reviewed May 17, 2015

For those wanting to mix history with science, this is a most worthwhile place to visit. There is much to see and to interest both young and old. It contains the world's old planetarium. The functioning mechanical parts are visible, and this adds to the...More

1  Thank Nigel_HD
Reviewed May 3, 2015

This planetarium is the oldest still working construction in Europe. It shows in real time where the planets in our solar system are in relation to the sun. The mechanism is more than 200 years old and shows the dedication and passion of the man...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed April 29, 2015

A couple of weeks back we visited this amazing place. Really interesting and impressive to see how Eise Eisinga in the 1700s created this planetarium which is still running and still represents the real position of the planets in our solar system.

1  Thank Marcel F
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Liz P
August 20, 2015|
Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
Adults are 4.75 Euro, children up to 13 are 4 Euro and children younger than 4 are free. As of August 2015